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The Esplanade Bar and Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, ,
1 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-445 1291
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“oysters” (5 reviews)
“chowder” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was invited to this place as I love Jazz music. It was a lovely warm evening and we sat outside, the windows were open and we could hear the Jazz Band clearly without being overbearing and stoping us having a conversation. The place was...More

Thank Erika L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to go for breakfast having arrived by ferry from Auckland. The write up in the leaflet about Devonport implied this was "the place" to go. When we walked in to see about a table, the one lady behind the counter continued drying her...More

Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice setting. Ordered sliders, a beet salad (they were out of arugula), and a glass of Prosecco. After a half an hour with only the Prosecco the waiter requested full payment as he explained because they were afraid people would run for the ferry without...More

Thank leightayl0r
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We came here because they looked great - center of Devonport and had a salmon special on their chalk board. However, after ordering our drinks, we discovered that they were completely out of salmon ... the whole purpose of having "chalk board special" is that...More

Thank H H
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Went to the Esplanade last night for dinner. The mains were large - pork was huge. Tuna steak very acceptable size for the cost. The deserts were (fortunately!!) small in comparison. As part of the same complex is also Dixie Browns which is also very...More

Thank Terence John B
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at The Esplanade Hotel. We had dips and bread and a yummy pizza. They have happy hour from 5-7 each day too.. great value. Happy to recommend. 😄

Thank LSC63
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We ate at the Esplanade Bar & Grill on the first evening of our tour. Several of us had just traveled over 30 hours, so that probably influenced our perception of the evening. I ordered a few beers, so I was pretty happy. Our meal...More

Thank swoodruf
Reviewed 21 November 2017

The food was nice, but the drinks are not cheap. There was an incorrect size put on the drinks menu which made the option I picked more expensive than a similar drink (when, if the information was correct, it would have been cheaper). The room...More

Thank jason791
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Want to take a quick trip to another city? My wife and I took the Devenport Ferry from Auckland ferry terminal to Devenport. We arrived at the Esplanade Hotel about 500 pm, happy hour. Had drinks and the green lipped mussel “to share “pot. We...More

Thank rawills5339
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The restaurant is part of the hotel which is in prime location. The setting was adequate but that was the only positive thing. We waited long, at least 20 min, before having the menus and took another 10-15 min to get orders. The odd thing...More

Thank Jerry_PDX86
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Bar, New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  North Shore  >  Devonport
  • Phone Number: +64 9-445 1291
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